Blessed with white sands, deep blue seas, turquoise lagoons and reefs rippling with marine life just beneath your feet, the Maldives is idyllic in its perfection. Illuminated by the smiles of the locals that are as warm and bright as the sun over the Equator, the beautiful and remote shores of this island nation merge an abundance of tranquillity with adventure. For the marine enthusiast, dive to discover a colourful world of over 1,200 species of fish and coral life. Also home to secret underwater gardens; lush seagrass meadows form a vital part of the marine ecosystem; providing food, habitat, and nursery areas for these numerous species. In a collaborative commitment to protect the delicate ecosystem of the marine life , The Residence Maldives forms part of ‘Protect Maldives Seagrass’ initiative launched by the Blue Marine Foundation and the Maldives Underwater Initiative and endorsed by the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism.